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About the Bursar Office

Dear students and parents,

Welcome to The University of Texas at Dallas Bursar Office. The goal of the Bursar Office is to provide you with accurate and timely information in a professional and courteous manner.

I hope the information within this website will help you understand the functions of the Bursar Office and will assist students in meeting their financial responsibilities at The University of Texas at Dallas. Please feel free to contact the Bursar Office with any questions or concerns.


Cheryl Friesenhahn
Director of Financial Services
Cheryl Friesenhahn
Cheryl Friesenhahn, Director of Financial Services

Mission Statement
The mission of the Bursar at the University of Texas at Dallas is to handle all financial transactions involving students, faculty and staff as efficiently and accurately as possible, while always providing our customers with the highest level of respectful and excellent customer service.

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The word bursar originates from the Latin bursarius, or "purse-bearer," referencing the fact that bursars manage an institution's student financial accounts.

The bursar is the university official who
  • Oversees student billing and payments
  • Manages student accounts
  • Keeps students apprised of their outstanding bills, payment histories and other financial issues.
The Bursar Office keeps close track of all current and past student accounts. Working with other University offices, it determines how much money students owe for tuition, meal plans, health insurance and associated fees. The Bursar Office accepts payments and issues refunds.